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's to the united states. look at the babies taking care of babies. that bus had to turn around. the state department is allowing children with adoptions in process, already, to get temporary visas. officials will not accept kids if they cannot verify their paperwork is in order. such desperation. >>> california is getting another beating from the weather today. there's a state of emergency in parts of the state. hundreds are wait iing for evacuations to be lifted after the mud slides. in san diego, the longer the rain came down, the worse things got. >> this was a river. it was a river. it literally was a river. >> it was draining very well, even in the heavy rain. the pumps -- something must have stopped or part of them. the rain stopped and the water started backing up. >> conditions are bad now, but you may get a break from the rain soon. bob van dillen is keeping an eye on things. good morning. >> good morning. i want to start with the big picture. a couple storms are out there. the one from yesterday is back inland around idaho and nevada. you can see the frontal boundary as it exten
people flying into the united states will face tough new security measures. the tsa saying enhanced screening will focus on people flying through countries of interest such as yemen, pakistan and nigeria. the enhanced techniques include full-body patdowns, body scans and thorough searches of carry-on luggage. >>> 2010, as we were saying, good morning to you earlier, it has turned out already fairly deadly for the united states and its allies in afghanistan. nato saying four u.s. service members died in a roadside bomb yesterday. a british soldier was killed in a separate explosion. last year was the bloodiest for coalition forces since the war in afghanistan started. 514 service members died. united states has started deploying 30,000 more troops to fight the taliban. >>> look at this image that we found hanging off a building in former president jimmy carter's hometown of plains, georgia. witnesses told affiliate walb it's an effigy of president obama with a rope around its neck. and one person says it had a sign with the president's name on it. the secret service is now investigat
the disaster zone to the united states. plus, as rescue crews pull more victims from the rubble, food and water remain in short supply. even as president obama offers prayers for haitian victims today, he's keeping an eye on u.s. politics. why a trip to massachusetts could make a difference between getting his health care reform passed or watching it fail. hello, you are watching hln news and views. i'm melissa long. there is a top official leading the u.s. relief efforts in haiti saying issues of violence are hurting rescue attempts to help the victims. while the streets have been largely calm, violence is increasing. about 1,000 u.s. troops are in haiti and about 3,000 others are working from ships. more than 12,000 u.s. forces are expected to be there tomorrow. they are working with local police force and they're beginning to work with security. violence in haiti will continue long after the story fades from the headlines. president obama speaks about how faith gets people through these tough times. >> it's faith that keeps me calm. it's faith that gives me peace. the same faith that leads a
, salute them at cnn.com/robin. >>> haitian immigrants are allowed in the united states to get medicare. ordinarily there's a lot of paperwork and delay involved. some of that is set aside after the earthquake in haiti t. rule change is temporary to make sure there's medical care for orphans in the pipeline to be adopted. >>> an iowa couple trying to adopt two haitian orphans saw one alive on tv. they spent the last two years going through the adoption red tape. >> beautiful. praise god. praise god. >> now, the couple just learned they can get one child this week. they are applying for a humanitarian visa to bring the second child here. >>> a grot broken through a strip club. a goat. >> myself on the surveillance tapes, i wouldn't have believed it, either. >> the goat spent 30 minutes staring at one thing inside the strip club. that story is new for you this hour. >> you dirty goat, you. >>> more money has been raised for the victims of haiti's earthquake than in the wake of hurricane katrina. jennifer westhoven is here now. i think a lot of it has to do with the ease of the texting giv
-888-407-4747. >>> the united states is ramping up their efforts to help victims of the haiti earthquake. obama said that they will be swift, coordinated and aggressive. he promises more people and more supplies on the way. >> i have directed my administration to respond with a swift, coordinated, and aggressive effort to save lives. the people of haiti will have the full support of the united states and the urgent effort to rescue those trapped beneath the rubble and the humanitarian need of food, water, and medicine that they will need in the coming days. in that effort, our government, especially usaid and the department defense are working closely with the people of haiti and around the world. >> the battalion chief of the search and rescue team are familiar with the haiti terrain. they helped in 2008 when a school collapsed there. i understand that you have a team that has just boarded an airplane to go to haiti. do you know where your crew will report and what their primary mission will be? >> yes. current they are en route and boarding the aircraft as we speak. they are going to land and once
home of dick cheney but please kept them off his street. >>> thousands of troops from the united states are helping the people of haiti, but talk show host rush limbaugh says that makes the military little more than meals on wheels. what you're saying about his assessment next. >>> rush limbaugh had strong words about president obama's decision to send 10,000 troops into haiti. on his radio show friday, limbaugh asked why the white house didn't seem bothered by the cost of sending forces to help with the haitian relief efforts when there was so much concern about the cost of sending them to afghanistan. under the current administration, it seems the military's job is no longer to protect national security but now, quote, meals on wheels. as is always with the democratic presidents. a lot have been posting views on facebook. my husband said he joined the armed forces to make a difference in the world, not just the u.s. i think the statement was dis tasteful and disrespectful. tom says, i don't think rush was showing disrespect to the troops but he is questioning the decision to send them
it. haiti has a track record of a money pit. the united states spent a lot of money there, $5 billion on aid there. the money hasn't always gone where it's supposed to. >> i think it's no secret u.s. aid as well as from other donors has been a failure in haiti. there have been areas of success such as reducing the hiv infection rate. all the other metrics by which you measure aids success, sustainability, impablgt, effects on economic development, human development, it's been a disaster. >> a lot of the problems may stem from haiti's government. it's been incapable and unstable as well. >> we are hearing one of haiti's former presidents wants to come back to help. >> yes. he says he wants to return from south africa. he was haiti's first ever democratically elected president in 1990. he was ousted in 1991 and again in 2004. master minded assaults. haiti was ruled by dictators before that. the situation, not necessarily a stable government in recent years. >> it's had a troubled past. thanks so much. >>> as many as eight officers could be in trouble for the deadly attack on ft. hood. t
are killed or injured. they have no emergency services to rely on now. the united states is trying to help with civilian and military aid. they are also sending in rescue teams. >> the main thing that is are needed are search andres cue and immediate assistance for food and water for people trapped in buildings. the search andres cue is going to be a priority for the government and organizations in haiti. >> with so many of the phone and power lines down, we are getting word from your fellow viewers, i-reporters in haiti. jonathan works with a church group and here he is describing what he saw. >> three-story houses collapsed on to the one below it. i saw fences, block wall fences fallen on a motorcycle. one woman, i could only see her head, the rest of her body was trapped under the fence, under a block wall. she had, obviously, i think she was dead. she has blood coming out of her eyes, nose and ears. >> an american airlines flight from haiti to miami was boarding when the earthquake struck. some chose not to get on. the flight took off and landed safely. passengers say they weren't exac
are you going to -- how are you going to be holding the office of president of the united states? >> caller: i can't see how eye can't see how that could be. >> yeah. >> caller: i could never vote for the man just because of it. >> yeah, exactly. okay,shawn thanks for the call. get one more in. grace is with us from virginia. grace, what are your thoughts here. >> caller: hello? >> grace, go ahead. >> caller: the person in this whole situation that's a winner is john edwards' wife. she is just a real lady and then that other woman, if you want to call her -- and that's not what i call her a lady. she should have known that mr. edwards was a married man and kept her distance. no excuse for him but absolutely none for her. >> yeah and in another detail coming from this book and again, andrew young, obviously you figure there's an ax to grind here against john edwards but the allegation is this is that john edwards kicks off campaign in new orleans and then rielle hunter is in bed with him that next morning and quote/unquote she feels like the first lady, while elizabeth edwards is
which is a huge security problem when dealing with devastation of this scale. here in the united states during hurricane katrina we had general honore who got it to happen. the united states is sending 2,000 marines to help the u.n. peace keepers who have served as police in haiti in the past. a little over a hundred will leave today. what they will do is prepare for the arrival of another roughly 800 personnel tomorrow. then some 2,200 marines are being deployed to help with security as well as search and rescue and the delivery of humanitarian supplies, so important. >> we're going to work with the international peacekeepers under the u.n. to supplement them in providing security. they have been basically the police force. haiti doesn't have an army. they didn't have have much police force. it is being rebuilt by the united nations with our assistance. this is a country that's suffered so many blows. last year it was four hurricanes. this year an earthquake. it is hard almost to imagine. but the people of haiti are resilient. they are a hopeful people. we are going to do everything we
against president obama at the moment he took office. how the united states responded. >>> also, everyone knows what play-doh is. so why did airport screeners confiscate the gift from a little boy? >>> hello and welcome to hln "news & views." we are talking this morning as we start with this 14-year-old girl who is on her way to school. she was killed when she was struck by an amtrak train traveling in to school. all amtrak service is at a stand still to give investigators access to that scene. the girl was struck in middle river, maryland. that is ten miles northeast of baltimore. an amtrak spokesperson says the company hopes service will get back to normal by rush hour this afternoon. amtrak says the northeastern corridor is the most travelled region in the country. >>> the nationwide cold snap is so extreme, we can officially say that it's turned deadly, unfortunately. it's caused at least four lives, all of them reported in tennessee. they include anna alzheimers pal and a man who didn't turn on the heat in his home. >> somebody came by to bring food. when they came back, the food the
facebook comments. lisa wrote, every single person in the united states should have the right to vote. it is what this country was based on. seems a few would like to stop that. that is unconstitutional. that is just the beginning of this discussion, christi. it is an interesting one. we think it's one worth having because it actually affects thousands of people. there are thousands of inmates, you know, millions of people that have opinions about this. >> yeah. one of them is on my facebook page, too. riley wrote to us saying, yes, absolutely not. but the reason that they're in prison, she says, is because they committed a crime and lost their rights. they should have no say in the government and should not be allowed to vote. period. very emphatic there. >> yes, very emphatic. and probably more people are lining up with that opinion but not everyone so we're trying to give you a good sample here. we want to continue the conversation. the question is, should prison inmates have the right to vote? okay, jump on the phone, 1-877-tell-hln. if you prefer you can e-mail us at cnn.com/hln
>>> it is just painful. >> some unbelievable scenes playing out across the eastern united states. it's like somebody left the door open to the arctic. when forecasters are saying temperatures could come back to normal. >>> the people who once wanted to adropt a missing 3-year-old boy spoke with hln. what they say they did to help police find gabriel johnson. >>> a mystery in san francisco may have been solved hundreds of miles away where experts say scores of sea lions have turned up, and why. >>> record breaking cold across the country today. you're watching "hln news and views." i'm general jennifer westhoven, thanks for joining us. the icy roads caused many car accidents, even this massive pileup. 300 crashes were reported in one georgia county alone. driving is even more difficult further north thanks to all the snow. snow plows worked in hammond, indiana, to clear out the road but some people took to shovels to dig themselves out. >> i prefer sunnier skies, but you know, you got to do what you got to do when you live in the midwest and dealing with this weather. i'm -- usual
of the united states army. stephen, we love you so much and miss you there.'s not a day that goes by that we are not praying for your safe return. we love you to the moon. >> she had her daddy doll in the pumpkin patch. if you know someone in the service, go to cnn.com/robin. >>> "american idol" went down last night. vanessa spends her time in tennessee, diving off bridges and buying dresses at the dollar store. ♪ >> it's good. she got through to hollywood. the judges liked her authentic country charm. look at simon, he really did. >> check out her reaction. >> vanessa, you better start practicing and believing in yourself otherwise, you're going to get swallowed up. >> none of my friends are going to believe this. >> show them the ticket. see you later. >> of course, i know auditions are not complete without bad singing, strange behavior and stranger outfits. how the human guitar did in front of the judges. >>> jennifer says she's afraid of the human guitar. all right. i know the pictures coming out of haiti have you ready to give. there's a huge need for donations out there. you should k
itself. >> i have large numbers of citizens in the united states of america who believe this is going in the wrong direction. there's a limit to which you can say, okay, they don't get it. if we pass a bill, they will get it. i think we should internalize they are not doing things entirely correctly. >> president obama called brown to congratulate him. the president has been in the white house exactly a year. a new cnn poll shows 51% of americans approve of the job he's doing. dozens of kids rescue frd the quake damaged orphanage in haiti could have a new family soon. 53 arrived in pennsylvania yesterday. another child should get there today. so far, adoption cases for on for 47 of them. one of the children is a 17-month-old. the couple adopting him got to see him in a hospital in pittsburgh last night. >> i don't think i was able to say anything. >> i don't think i said anything. i kissed him and hugged him and checked him out and made sure, for myself that he was okay. >> yeah. >> here is the startling number. the u.n. says there were 380,000 orphans in haiti before the quake. >>> t
'm announcing that the united states government will appeal this decision. our justice department will file that appeal from the judge's decision next week. >> last month a federal judge found the government's case violated the defendant's fifth amendment rights. he also said federal prosecutors disregarded warnings and assigned more experienced prosecutors to the case. >>> as much as 450,000 gallons of crude oil was spilled when two shipped collided at a texas port. that is according to a u.s. coast guard official. but local officials are saying about 42,000 gallons spilled. it is still unclear how much actually leaked. after the incident, the port of port arthur was closed and people who live nearby were evacuated for about seven hours. no one was injured. >>> you could say actors jeff bridges and sandra bullock had a bit of deja vu at the s.a.g. awards. bridges won best actor for "crazy heart" and bullock for "the blind side," the same awards they won last sunday. and a little later, we'll run down the list of other s.a.g. award winners and also look at betty white getting a lifetime ach
the kids are and when they're going to finally come to the united states. >>> also -- >> the guys here are -- they don't want to leave. they want to continue working. >> rescuers fight to free the quake survivors as many haitians turn to faith to pull them through the devastation. >>> 1,000 u.s. troops are in haiti right now trying to bring security and a sense of calmness. but officials say that violence is increasing there, and that could really hurt the rescue effort. retired general hustle honore who led the rescue effort after hurricane katrina says that security forces need to be careful not to overreact as starving people scrounge for food and water. >>> we've got new video in this morning. this was shot late tuesday as the quake was happening. look at the room start to shake. and this woman runs as the house begins to collapse around her. moments later, much of the city of port-au-prince would be leveled. >>> the turkish man who tried to assassinate pope john paul ii in 1981 was released from prison after 29 years. his lawyer says that the next thing for him is a psychiatric ex
for entry into america. >> reporter: for an entry into the united states, how difficult is it to get an admission ticket to america? citizens in 35 countries don't even need a visa to gain entry. as part of the visa waiver program, it allows them a maximum 90-day stay. but for those from other countries, travelers must apply for specific visas. there are temporary visas for tourists, business travelers, short-term employment, and students. each visa type allows a person to stay in america for different lengths of time. longer-term visa applicants need to show strong ties to their country of origin as proof they'll return home. student visas allow a person to stay for the duration of their studies. and more than 650,000 foreign students attended u.s. colleges and universities last year. temporary worker visas permit a three-year stay with roughly 100,000 issued per year. the most common tourist or business visas allow a six-month stay. immigrant visas are for those looking to become a permanent u.s. resident. those applicants need sponsors like an american relative or u.s. employer. t
to continue. >> hospitals across the southeastern united states are in tremendous fiscal crisis. and a lot of our states are as well. and this burden, although the heart is in the right place, was overwhelming. >> yesterday florida officials said the state is still committed to assisting haitian earthquake victims and asked to stop the airlift because of dispute over costs. >>> the good news, a major winter storm is winding down a bit. but it has left an area from north texas to washington, d.c., buried under sleet, ice and snow. it also shut down interstates and snapped power lines for thousands of people in the southeast. in north carolina, governor beverly perdue declared a state of emergency. and some areas in the mountains got more than a foot of snow yesterday alone. and the state opened more than a dozen emergency shelters. >>> now, the storm caused at least one death in tennessee. a mother of four was killed when an ice-covered tree fell through the roof of her mobile home. meanwhile, tennessee officials say they have used more than 2,000 tons of salt on major roads around the stat
. a fugitive should not dictate the court process. he fled the united states before he could be sentenced for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. >>> we are waiting for the new video of the security breach in newark's airport. you are asked to help identify the person who helped cause the scare. >>> the latest on a sea lion tangled in fishing line off the california coast.  >>> we expect to get video of the security breach at newark's airport any minute now. they are releasing it so people can help id the guy who has notd been found yet. someone ducked under the rope without passing through security. >>> president obama is letting you see the report he got about the failed christmas day terror attack. the white house is releasing a declassified version of that. the suspect here, umar farouk abdulmutallab was indicted on six counts, including attempted murder. >>> there's a crucial misstep that left four oakland police officers dead in california. the suspect gunned down two motorcycle officers. the ill fated decision to storm the apartment led to more officers being killed.
elections. he also said the united states will appeal a decision by a federal judge who dismissed charges against five blackwater security guards accused of killing 17 iraqis in 2007. the visit comes as the u.s. marine corps formally hands over control of iraq's western desert to the 1st armored division today. it includes the volatile anbar province. >>> a scale model of a memorial for the victims of september 11th was turned on in new york city yesterday. the reflecting absence memorial pools will stretch three stories below ground. now we're kind of looking up at the falls in the video, but visitors will look down on the falls from street level. they're meant to resonate with the feelings of loss after the attacks. builders want it ready for the 10th an versery of 9/11 and for weeks they've been trying to make sure it runs smoothly. >> we imagine this to be like an eternal flame, but it's an eternal waterfalls. so we want to make sure it always gives the same presentation in all types of temperature, in all types of weather, in all times of conditions. our intention is to run it foreve
-american candidate for president of the united states, trust me, this chairman and the dnc would be screaming for his head. >> now reid is up for re-election against three republicans and a new poll suggests he may lose. so republicans are comparing this to a senate majority leader trent lott in 2002. remember, he was forced to resign after he made these comments. >> when strom thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. we're proud of him. and if the rest of the country would have followed our lead, we wouldn't have all these problems over all these years either. >> now lott came under fire because he ran on a segregationist platform. so are democrats perpetuating a double standard on this racial issue? this is what we want to hear from you today. chuck roberts, what are some of our viewers saying to you on facebook? >> a lot of the people pick up on the double standard. exactly. thanks so much. let's check out facebook comments. let's plunge right in. >> let's get callers on the line. talk first to a caller in maine. >> caller: how are you doing? >> what do you think? >> caller: the way i look at
of the united states, and it will make him look stronger and it will make him look like a better leader not only among our people in the united states, but for people all over the world. otherwise it looks like he's lost control of the situation. >> you'll remember that tariq and michaele salahi crashed the white house state dinner. they had their pictures taken with president obama and vice president biden. there is nothing to indicate the third party crasher ever got close to the president. >>> new troubles for jayson williams is now charged with dwi while awaiting a new manslaughter trial. rafer weigel, a lot going on with that person. >> this guy could be in an awful lot of trouble. williams was charged at his hospital bed police say at 3:15 in the morning on tuesday after his suv hit a tree at a high speed. that's when they say the accident was. he suffered a broken bone in his neck and had facial injuries. there's the suv there. however, they are calling these injuries, quote, minor. cops say when they arrived at the scene williams was in the passenger seat, but witnesses say at least cops
to the united states before a court decides if he'll go to prison for a 1977 sex conviction. an l.a. judge made the ruling yesterday. the movie director's lawyer argued polanski shouldn't have to physically be there. and that 32-year-old evidence of misconduct by a judge and prosecutor in the case should be considered now. in 1977, polanski pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl. he was sent for a psychiatric evaluation. after getting out of that, he fled to europe because the judge then said he was considering jail time, as well. >>> there's a lot more to do than just gambling in vegas this weekend. if you are looking -- if you're a woman looking for an older man, you may want to check out a convention just for cougars. >>> 11 days after an earthquake devastated haiti, we're final getting an estimate of the number of people who died in the disaster. the toll is staggering, and it's still going up. >>> big-name stars turned out last night to support the desperate victims of the quake. and even though the hope for haiti telethon is over, you can still help. >>> plus, this
desperately for their adoptive families are starting a new life in the united states. we will talk with a lady who runs an orphanage in haiti. what is she running up against? call in 1-877-tell-hln. you can e-mail us cnn.com/primenews or text us at hlntv, just start your message with the word prime. it is your chance to be heard. welcome once again. this is "prime news." i'm mike galanos. let's get right to it. this horrific tragedy in texas. the bodies of five people found. here is what we know, in bellville, texas, the youngest victim a toddler. a man who lived with this family in custody being held for questioning in their deaths. police say the 20-year-old broke into a nearby car and house around 3:00 a.m. this was after the shooting. details, we're justing getting them in to us, really. joining us to talk about this, investigative journalist michelle sigona. you can check out michellesigona.com and hln law enforcement analyst mike brooks. michelle, we have five victims. >> we do. >> give us the lowdown. >> mr. and mrs. washington were murdered. they were the ones renting this home. this w
a reality in the united states? has the dream been fulfilled? was electing the country's first black president a enough or do you think we have a ways to go? we're talking about race here. call us with your views at 877-tell-hln, e-mail us at hlntv. standard text rates apply. >> all right. tla thank you so much. >>> if you log on to facebook and you find you have a lot more friends than you used to, check out the user profile just to make sure it's you. how some facebook users discovered a glitch that can put everyone who logs on at risk. >>> doctors may have a new way to fight childhood obesity. a medical advisory panel suggests screen kids and teens and if they need to lose weight, they should have intense counseling, dieting and activity. now some insurers won't cover obesity programs. but this recommendation could change that. still, one doctor says such programs are scarce because they're so expensive. >>> the supreme court is hearing a case about whether the names of people who sign petitions should be made public or kept private. the petition in question called for repealing a
. there is a $20,000 reward offered right now. the oklahoma bureau of investigation and also the united states marshal service has stepped up to the plate, $20,000 on the table. you have to think about the 1992 toyota paseo, mike, he could have changed the color, it could have a very horrible paint job at this point so those are key points to think out. you can see there on your screen, oklahoma, texas, california, oregon, are some states we think they may go to. because that's where we know he has family. >> lisa, want to get your take on this. we see this and you hear the back story of this guy hated her, made her eat peppers, had a paddle, we also heard he threatened to kill her at one point with a hammer. obviously mom was first line of defense to save her and again protect her from this guy. who else could have stepped in to help little aja and keep her away from this guy? >> the important part of this story, mike, anyone, this man should have been in jail anyway, for the abuse that he had already perpetrated upon aja, in my opinion. and all anyone needs to do if they suspect a child is a
there is a blue america or red america. there's a united states of america. that was really the tone for his entire presidential campaign, he capture the people's imaginations and they were so, so hopeful things would be different when he came in here. it has not been different, in fact, it's been worse. it is so partisan, they are not getting anything done. if you thereon what scott brown said, he also -- it was almost an identical message, his policies are different but message the same i want to represent democrats and republicans and independent and that moment when he said this isn't the kennedy seat or the democrat seat, it's the people's seat i think when he won the election. >> caroline, your thoughts on this? . >> caller: hi, mike. >> hey. >> caller: i wanted to say i'm from virginia and watched the polls, you know, back in november for new jersey and, you know, pulling out all the stops, whether republican or independent i want to say the two parties are working, we are all hearing our voices and i can't be more thrilled to see what we saw last night. i really think now we are head
. this is sarah thomas. i want to salute my husband, staff sergeant steven thompson of the united states army. we love you and miss you so much. there's not a day that goes by that we're not praying for your safe return. >> if you have somebody in the service gorks to cnn.com/robin. watch for the absolute on "morning express" with me. >>> president obama is enlisting two former presidents to help with the rescue efforts in haiti. they will talk about ways to involve more americans in the recovery and rebuilding in haiti. later we expect the three to speak publicly about their humanitarian mission. >>> stay with hln for continuing coverage of the crisis in haiti. we will bring you new developments as we get them in. >>> an 11-year-old boy in oklahoma called police on his own mother and her boyfriend. he told them that the couple was dealing drugs out of their home. investigators say they found a quarter pound of mariano and drug paraphernalia at the house. the boy told police several tims are bad but she told him to keep quiet. that's when he decided to call 911. >> he felt real uneasy about the s
on the eastern half of the united states. a florida resident found this in his front yard. lots and lots of icicles went off in 20-degree temperatures. >> ice in north florida last night. we turned on the water sprinklers. and this is what we got. >> he said the last time he saw this much ice was back in 1992. he may see a lot more of it. freeze warnings cover nearly all of florida with the temperatures to drop into the 20s again today. thanks for that incredible video. if you have pictures or video of the snow or ice or other stories happening in your part of the world, go to ireport.com and click on the upload now link. >>> the help save the environment one car at a time. clark howard explains the new spin on fuel efficiency that could save you money. >> well, welcome to 2010. or 2010, whichever way you prefer to say it. this decade that we're moving into is going to have more change in the car market than any i can recall. here's just one example. next year in 2011 or 2011, whichever you prefer, toyota is going to have a plug in hybrid available that will be today's measurements get s
to show fairness? the president of the united states and the attorney general has announced this man is guilty, he'll be convicted, and if he isn't, he'll be kept in prison for the rest of his life anyway. this is a public relations gimmick to try him in a civilian court after the president announced he's guilty already. >> would you be satisfied if this trial, a, moves out of new york and goes, for example, to a military base in upstate new york? would that be okay with you? >> i guess it would be acceptable, but i'd be surprised that we'd have to do it. i've heard these comments that it'll take 2,500 check points or police officers. i served in the white house when al qaeda was a problem as director of defense policy. i drove past the white house the other day, you could almost throw a stone and hit the white house. we're able to protect that part of our society so well, i don't know why we can't do it downtown new york city. >> michael bloomberg estimates it'll cost the city $200 million a year for increased security. senior administration officials say the white house is consider
become the next president of the united states so, in keeping this hidden, he obviously bolstered his chances to do that. but, of course, after this all came out, i think he, you know, still in some ways had delusions of grandeur. this were reports out today, for instance, he called the white house to let them know that he wanted to go to haiti as if, you know, he still kind of had an inwith the white house and he they didn't really say much, kind of silence in response to that. in a way what your guest talked about this narcissism and enduring need to keep this image going of him as kind of a good family man. >> okay. we'll continue the conversation. what do you think? oonz call in, 1-877-tell-hln. nia also had a chance to get a reaction from elizabeth edwards on this. that and more coming up. >>> welcome back to "prime news" on hln continuing our conversation, john edwards, former senator, finally admits he did father a child with his mistress, real hunter. many of you asking the question why now. one of his spokespeople saying it has nothing to do with a new book coming out and oth
to take the lead. the united states will host a conference in the u.n. more than $1 billion of aid has been raised. >>> president barack obama is going to ask congress to okay a three-year freeze in federal spending starting in 2011. it doesn't apply to the budget of the military or homeland security. if they wanted to increase funds for programs like education, they have to take the money from somewhere else. >> we are talking a savings of $250 billion against a deficit that's $1.5 trillion. it's a drop in the bucket, but an important step. the white house sees it as important steps to assure both congress more importantly, the american people upset at the amount of money they see being spent that he does, indeed, see the budget and deficit as a problem. >> it could find enemies on both sides of the aisle. republicans say it doesn't go far enough. democrats say domestic programs were already underfunded during the bush administration. >>> the inside story from the night tiger woods rammed his suv into a tree and a sex scandal broke. rafer has the details. >> okay. he got the informati
talking about that for years. now there's one that is in the process of launching in the united states. go sign up and when they have room for you, they'll give you an invite. i've already signed up. i'm waiting for my turn. it's called free all music.com. you go to that, do a quick registration. when they're willing to have you, you get music my price. free. i'm clark howard. for more money saving tips, check out cnn.com/clark howard. >> clark will teach you to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. that's why we love him on saturdays and sundays at noon. >>> a 3-year-old is a hero today for saving his grandmother and it's all because of something his mom taught him less than a week ago. >>> good morning. i think i hear your alarm clock. could you get that already? i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. toyota won't even sell you those cars and trucks that are under a massive recall. remember the gas pedal could stick? what do you do if it happens while you're driving. >>> also chaos in lines of people in haiti looking for food. you can see pepper spray was being used on these p
if the scandal broke while he was president of the united states. how would that damage our reputation as a nation? i mean, this is making the clinton/lewinsky scandal look like a tea party. and even if you include that stained dress. >> i want to read a statement from john edwards' lawyers, who have said, a statement released friday urges extreme caution about andrew young's book. the lawyers say they haven't been able to read the book, but contend that it appears to include, quote, many allegations, which are simply false. michelle golland, what's going on here. you've got a man that wants to be leader of the free world, for goodness sake. >> right. and i want to take it to another place, vinnie. the fact that he wanted to be president and all of that is important, but he has four children, that are impacted by this deceitful behavior. and the way that it went on and on. and, you know, what they say about character is how you act when no one is looking. and it's been really disturbing to us, but as a psychologist and working with couples who deal with affairs and dealing with childre
the earthquake there. >> i'm barbara. i'm saluting my husband of the united states marine corps. my husband just returned in december from his last deployment and had to leave 17 days later to go to haiti. we haven't seen him for more than 17 days since april of last year. we are awaiting his return. we love you and miss you and can't wait for you to come home. >> you can hear it in your voice. go to cnn.com/rob bib. >>> a guy in florida thought he struck it rich. his cash windfall bit the dust. that story is new for you in 30 minutes. >> what? >> she's laughing. that isn't nice. all right, you probably know someone looking for work. today, the president is going to propose a tax credit to get more companies on the hiring side. here is jennifer westhoven. hey. >> hey. he had jobs as a big theme during the speech. today, the president is going to propose an idea that for every -- for a small company, for every new worker they hire, they will get $5,000. they can get it up to a maximum of $500,000. at some point, you wouldn't be a small company, anymore. the white house expects 1 million businesse
, rather, to the united states says a huge priority is making sure aid actually reaches the earthquake survivors. >> what we need to do is clear the roads because the reason why the food, the water is not getting to people is because it's sitting at the airport, and the roads are clogged with debris. you cannot drive through them. so i think there's a big effort -- you're going to hear that today and the next few hours of clearing the roads. >> now, the death toll from tuesday's quake is overwhelming. haiti's resources too. they witnessed bodies being put into dump trucks and carried off with little or no attempt made to identify who are the dead or where they're being buried. now, some families are able to scrape together enough money for a coffin. this family told the cnn crew they used all their money for their casket for a 28-year-old woman who was killed while she taught class. her name is bridget. they were able to take her to the cemetery. but because so many need to be buried they were not able to get a private burial for her. they've witnessed crypts being opened and reused fr
of the american people and our first african-american president of the united states america. the first thing i want to let america know is that racism is still amongst us strongly and we must speak on this, fix it and erase it. it is not the color of our skin. it is the greatness of our heart and intelligence of our mind which allows us to learn, feel, and strengthen. i have learned it is not obama that's scaring me. it is the press that practices racism speeches. >> keith, let's talk about the president. how do you think barack obama is doing one year into his presidency? let's stay on topic. >> okay. well, i think the president has been doing great as our leader. he has been asked to build structure with little to no help nor belief, a president of beautiful dreams for our american people, a color blind president. sometimes i ask myself, if the clintons would have won would they have made him the secretary of state? it took -- >> okay. >> it's going to take years and a lot of work. >> you like what he has done and his cabinet appointments and you think he's on the right track. >> i think he
53 children arrived in the united states. which u.s. governor brought the kids and what's next for them? >>> what's your take on the economy? do you think we're out of the woods? >> no. we're far from out of the woods. >>> the u.s. economy, are things getting better or not? "the view from the street." >>> and things turn ugly at a colorado bar. how watching tv helped the bar owner nab two suspected robbers all by himself. >>> i hope this day is good to you. i'm christi paul. thank you for keeping us company here. more than 50 orphans all evacuated from the devastation in haiti are now on u.s. soil. look at these pictures. they landed at pittsburgh international airport this morning here. they were taken to the children's hospital there for observation or treatment if it was needed. all the kids adoption cases were nearing the end of the bureaucratic process when last week's earthquake struck. sisters jamie and allie mcnutry were caretakers at that orphanage. they spread the word about what they were going through. that really helped lead to their evacuation. >> this is such an
you, that doesn't move. we like to see them charge across, move across the united states. that's not changing. >> not the case. all right. well, we need to look forward to this week. thank you so much, chad. >> sure. >>> georgia parents say they just granted their kids' request. now they're facing charges of child cruelty, reckless conduct and illegal tattooing. >> i don't think we did anything wrong. the kids don't think we did anything wrong. this is crazy. this is blowed up so bad. >> find out what they tattooed on their kids' hand and how they did it is what is raising eyebrows. >>> new york city's health department published a safety manual for heroin users. here's the thing. the handout includes tips on how to avoid an overdose, prevent infects veins and find clean needles. there is also a number for an addiction hotline. the state's top dea agent called the handout disturbing. city health officials say, however, teaching a less harmful way to inject could save lives. >> how do i get involved? >> way off base. >> all right. let's talk your views. here's one of the stories
was sort of doing everything himself and when the united states marshal service went in to go -- to go in to get him, there was a mattress laid up against the sliding glass door, because the sliding glass door is the way to get into this room. and also a dresser, had to throw a flash bang, which in turn, made a huge hole within the glass and that's how they were able to enter. and then that's with he went into the bathroom and was not obeying their commands at all. and that's why they had to bring out taser to be able to control him and to put him into custody. >> right, because we -- because we had talked about where he might go, michelle. was it pretty much, he went straight to the florida keys after he committed -- or allegedly committed this act? >> that's what nair thinking, right new. and they're trying to close in that time line to figure out where he went from thanksgiving up until december 2nd. but because the united states marshals that i've spoke with earlier today said that because of his obsessive-compulsive disorder they did not believe that he would leave out of the coun
what it would be like if the scandal broke while he was president of 9 united states. how would that damage our reputation as a nation? i mean, this is making the clinton-lewin ski scandal look like a tea party even if you include that stained dress. >> i want to include a statement from lawyers. michelle golland what's going on here, you have a man who wants to be leader of the free world, for goodness sakes. >> right. i want to take it to another place, vinnie. actually the fact that he wanted to be president and all of that is important but he has four children that are impacted by this it deceitful behavior. and the way that it went on and on and, you know, what they say about character is how you act when no one is looking. and it's been really disturbing to us, but, as a psychologist and working with couples who deal with affairs and dealing with children who are impacted by these -- >> talking about the impact on the children, how about this little girl whose dad denies paternity and says, oh, no, that's not my child. she'll find out about that someday. >> oh, of course s
of the united states, trust me, this chairman and the dnc would be screaming for his head. >> it's coming out now because of a new book called "game change." and reid said that he thought that the country was ready for a black candidate, especially, quote, a light-skinned african-american with no negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one. well, reid apologized to president obama saturday. the president says that he accepted the apology and considers the matter closed. >>> all right. it's official. nbc wants jay leno to move back to his old time slot. what? well, they're scrapping his primetime show after several nbc stations complained about the poor ratings and led into their evening news. if leno agrees to it, he'll be on at 11:35 eastern starting next month and just for a half hour, though. and if conan o'brien agrees, his show would start at 12:05 a.m. and then jimmy fallon even later, right? >>> more than 1 million jobs are up for grabs. and some of them are in your community. and our money expert, jennifer westhoven, has word about the census jobs. there are pros and cons, though. goo
. a press release says only player who is are natural born united states citizens with both parents of caucasian race are eligible to play. don lewis hopes to kick off the first season in georgia in june. a lot of people have doubts. we'll keep an eye on it for you. >>> a texas judge gets tough on kids who refuse to go to school. they are getting what amounts to an electronic ankle bracelet, but not on their ankle. >>> okay. big businesses, unions, nonprofits now have more spending power on political campaigns. the decision was handed down by the supreme court and this could impact this year's congressional mid-term election in fact. in a 5-4 squeaker the house court set a broader range of for-profit and nonprofit groups will have a voice in the crowded national debate, but in his dissenting opinion justice stevens wrote in a democratic society the consensus for limits on corporate campaign spending should outweigh judge-made rules. >>> speaking of washington, scott brown is there. the republican senator-elect from massachusetts getting a look at his new place of business. first sto
on a trip to the united states. that american citizenship allowed the family to leave the country. >> even i know she was okay, but i had not heard from her and i was keep doubt it. when had i see her coming and i was jumping, i said, she's alive! >> reporter: her husband stayed behind in haiti. their house is damaged but still standing. she doesn't speak english but said, through her sister, it's a miracle they all survived. >> she's not -- god save her is not because she is better than those people who died. >>> a $2 million fine has been cut dramatically. but a woman is still going to have to pay up with a $54,000 fine for illegally sharing music over the internet. yesterday a federal judge in minneapolis reduced the fine given to a minnesota woman. she had been found guilty of sharing 24 songs over the internet and fined $1.9 million. in reducing the fine, the judge said there was no justification for such a severe penalty. >>> a rising star in professional baseball walks away from the sport to become a priest. joe carter has the story. what, joe? >> you don't hear this every day. grant
it in a bag in a dumpster. she said she was leaving the united states, and when she left the country, she was going to tell the father where the body was. >> look at her. to you, marc klaas, president and founder of klaas kids. marc, i can't take it in. have you seen this baby? have you seen how beautiful it is? can you imagine her holed up in some motel on christmas day and then lying about the baby being dead? >> um, well, the baby looks like the gerber baby, doesn't it? i mean, really, it's the quintessential little american child. you know, she wasn't interested in keeping the baby safe. she was interested in extracting some kind of retribution on the bio dad. if the baby is alive, what she did is one of the cruelest and most manipulative moves that one could imagine, telling him that his child is dead. if the baby's alive, she needs to come forth and let the authorities know where the baby is so that they can put this case to rest. the father deserves it and certainly the baby deserves it. >> all i can say is florida police, keep mommy in lockup. >>> his mom is -- always moving aroun
at the center of a complaint filed with the united states department of justice. >> we don't know if it's going to work. we just want the chance to try it. yeah, we'll take it as far as we can. >>> good evening. i'm nancy grace. i want to thank you for being with us. bombshell tonight. after repeatedly insisting she cannot remember what the couple that took baby gabriel looks like, mommy has a sudden change of heart. in the last hours she not only gives a description but claims the fbi has the couple and baby gabriel on video. >> in her own words she stated that she killed gabriel. >> everything is so false. >> elizabeth johnson visited today in jail by tammi smith. johnson allegedly told smith she knows gabriel is with a good family. >> she has been very quiet, very standoffish and has not assisted us in any way. >> we're told johnson stayed at this hotel near the airport sometime between december 20th and the 26th. the clerk remembers johnson checking in and she may have had the baby with her sitting in the car seat, but one thing is for sure, he says elizabeth johnson did not use her own nam
the second largest economy behind the yooits. marine commanders say the united states has defeated the taliban in a key province in afghanistan. the heldman province helps the insurgency. >>> this tidbit from "the washington post," waitresses that remember your order is a thing of the past. it's getting too complicated. you're saying i want this, but hold the shrimp, i don't want gluten. is that raw sugar or highly processed. >>> investigators are -- is it like going to dinner with me? it's exactly how it is. >>> investigators are trying to figure out what caused an explosion that leveled a church. a fire broke out at the church in anderson on sunday night. there was an explosion that was heard three miles away. the church was empty and no one was injured. >> it was quite devastating to see a place of worship demolished this way. >> the church had a propane tank. it's unclear if that played any role in this. >>> here is a switch. one of the big auto makers says it might start hiring, again. yeah. jennifer west hoefr is here. >> thanks. we are talking gm. i think some towns are goin
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